Here are five more tips from the Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference:
- In a breaking news situation, use life360.com to keep track of where all your reporters are and to keep them organized. Designed for families, but who says newsrooms aren’t a family?
- If you need a dictation transcription, check out Dragon Dictation app.
- Censusreporter.org is so much easier to use that the Census’ own Website for demographic information. Try it.
- While there is no easy way to track cell phones, spydialer.com is worth a try.
- When backgrounding people, try the search engine, Blekko.com, which pulls up content others don’t.